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Almost Forgotten Birthday Present

Many years ago, Brendan and I agreed on a formula for our kids birthday presents- 1 handmade gift, 1 store-bought gift and a book. Anna got Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an Only Hearts Club doll this year. I made her the rainbow birthday outfit but I decided not to count that so I could go ahead and made her a bed for her new doll also.

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I've wanted to do this ever since I saw this blog post. I ordered the wooden bed with hopes of making it for Anna's last birthday. Never happened. So, I was determined to do it for this one.

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I painted the bed, glued it together, made a bed skirt, mattress,  flat sheet, quilt, 2 pillows and 2 pillowcases. I considered making a fitted sheet too but decided that would put me squarely in the absolutely crazy category.

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The quilt is a miniature version of one I made for Anna way back almost at the beginning of my quilt craziness. It is still one of my all time favorite quilts. For about a week after her birthday, Anna slept under her big quilt with the doll and her bed right next to her. Pretty dang cute.


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balloongal said…
You inspire me. I've gotten into making homemade gifts for my kids because of you.

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